Grateful Dead Live at Winterland Arena on 1975-06-17
Beat It On Down The Line
Me And My Uncle
Help On The Way ->
Blues For Allah ->
Stronger Than Dirt Or Milkin' The Turkey ->
Stronger Than Dirt Or Milkin' The Turkey ->
Blues For Allah
Pitch correction and slight EQ in Audacity
(This lineage not on etree as of 10/6/2007)
Subject: This show is one of only a few 1975 Grateful Dead treasures!
Not only for its first ever live debut performances of Crazy Fingers (and as an opener, you can only imagine how proud of that tune the boys were, and rightly so) and also not to mention the DEBUT of the Holy GD Tryptic of Help/Slip/Frank (Help On The Way being lyricless still at this stage, still being birthed into the American Beauty of a song that it would become). Great songs and performances all around from BIODTL, Deal to Big River and Peggy O too even Sugar and US Blues. Speaking of which, Allah sings his Blues this show, we got one of the very few love performances of Blues For Allah (without lyrics too, just as everything else from that ultimate album would become, but at this time it was a period of great growth and change and explorations crearively and otherwise!
But still, THIS is the first Crazy Fingers AND the first Help on the Way, you can see even hearing it now what is yet to come, the infinite, and then theres that 9min Slipknot! And that enlightening first ever Franklin’s Tower is absolutely incredible, I love hearing the audience totally jive with this entirely new music being perofmend for them by a band they/we all love dearly. Truly history-making for those keeping track. And this 72-78 era is my favorite of their tunes and creative output, I love also the stuff before and after, but between that bracket of time is This here Grateful Dead 1975 sweet spot.
These are my favorite songs of theirs if I’m being honest. This whole period is like my sweet spot for the band. Great show all around. I would have loved to hit any of those ‘75 shows had I been born (‘85 guy here, I was born on the day they played the Oklahoma City Zoo Amphitheater in Sept, really decent show for 1985 in fact!).
Much love to you all, let’s be vehicles for forward movement and progress oriented change in this crazy world. Be a love light that turns others’ on, turn on your love lights, let ‘em shine on me!
NFA (~);} 2404
Subject: Why So Angry-O
Crazy Fingers sounds great with the echo of the audience recording.
BIODTL is one of my favorite versions of all time. The Bass Beats comment before the song. Best ending of any BIODTL solo ever in my opinion. That screeching end note. And god damn Jerry's rhythm afterwards with the piano is awesome. Keith is superb.
Peggio is amazing. I have Two things in my Will. Who my Cat will go to. And to play this Version of Peggio at my funeral.
Franklin's Tower: My Number One and Two are both 75. This and 9-28-75. Both have amazing smooth intros. This one I consider slightly smoother. For 9-28 listen to the Menke Aud. Again awesome super smooth but with drums and bass higher in the mix you can feel that back beat groove much harder.
I grew up in Burlington, Vermont. Phish's hometown. Me and all my friends listened to their albums growing up, not so much live stuff. Phish has some absolutely great stuff. Nobody can't deny.
Listen to Hoist and try and tell me most of that is not some great music. Sample In A Jar is my favorite Phish Song Of Time.
Their least weird album, mostly great rock songs. Lyrics are actually less weird than Dark Star, Eleven, China Cat.
Fav Live Jam/Song I've Seen:
Run Like An Antelope
Fav Covers I've Seen:
Peaches en Regalia
Life On Mars
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover
They do fucking Freebird Acapella. Come on even it is not the greatest holy fuck the balls on these stoned slackers! Personally reminds of the Vocal Jam on He's Gone from 3-28-73 every time I listen. Here is a couple versions.
Chicago 98 Freebird is the Best. From knocking the mics so all 4 have to hold on at one point. To actually seeming go into a Acapella Psychedelic Jam at one point where you think they are not on point at all and come back. The ending. To Phishman, the drummer who wears a dress, coming back to say goodbye or something and either says gibberish or gets cut off immediately.
Subject: Just the Peggy-O...
Subject: Tuesday:Sounds of The City
But this night was magical the moment I walked in the door. Blown away again after getting through a couple bands first. Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but didn't Journey play? The Mirrors?
I just went to the hallways to trip on the posters until I knew it was "time" What a trip it was!
Subject: Certain posts in these comments
Look family, theres no denying that the Dead are the greatest group of musicians that ever played the circuits. Theres other bands out there sure but with these guys nobody else really compares especially for individuals who have been around long enough to have been on the bus before we lost Jerry. There was nothing like a Grateful Dead concert. I was blessed to have managed to catch a couple shows as a high school kid in '95. I still try to go see Phil and Dead and Company and i love what they do. Im sorry but Phish does nothing for me. I didnt go see the fare the well tour primarily due to my disappointment in the decision to bring Trey in. Id have preferred maybe say Chris Robinson or John Mayer. Honestly Phish just seems like idk ive heard only a small amount of stuff from them but thats bc i dont think they sounded very good. But then i know what the Dead have out there so i guess ignorance can be bliss for other people who really just dont get it.
I gotta apologize for breaking with the format. Im just tired of coming here and having to read crap when i am looking at how others appreciate this music and how they experience it in their lives. Other bands matter but not here. That being said , i havent given this one a thorough listen. Im just checking out these 75 shows but the peggy-o is a little nugget and of course the inclusion of that blues for allah, one of those tunes that obviously meant alot to the band yet were shelved right away makes the show a must listen for those who are trying to hear it all like i am. Thanks boys, thanks im ever so grateful and thanks seth s. for getting me started im always in ur debt for introducing me to these guys before it was too late. And im sorry but i told u 22 years ago phish just dont rank next to the dead .... I rate this show no rating. Only bc i havent heard it all yet
Subject: so beautiful
Subject: What a bunch of gum flappers
It seems like people are getting down on Phish because they have a lot of the same fanbase as the Dead and improvise within a rock and roll format.
I mean..really? This is what constitutes "yearning for a different age"? Dancing to music with improvisational leanings?
Finding life on the road punctuated by orgasmic rock concerts to be more interesting than working a 9 to 5?
I can't imagine how sickening you people would seem to a Garcia or a Coltrane who devoted their entire life to the universal joy of music (and heroin)
It is really a shame that some people are so hesitant to shake their own nostalgia trips off and live in the present.
This goes doubly for Phish fans who dealt with all of this "You think you're having fun but it's never gonna be as good as it USED TO BE" old man grumbling 20 years ago and now pass it on to people finding their dancing shoes with younger bands.
It's all relative, I'm sure the real old school Dead Heads might have some sort of fluttering bong soaked memories of calling Kerouac a cranky old man for disdaining THEIR whole scene for not being as pure and as wonderous as the one to come before.
It's all music. You either move with the times or you don't. Just remember how you used to feel about traditionalist stick-in-the-muds before you became one yourself.
paraphrased: "The Dead on their worst day were better than Phish on their best"
Well at least we know that you have absolutely no standards for the only band you ever thought worth your time.
I'll give this show 5 stars because it has a Blues For Allah in it and that song never got enough love.-
Updataed 5 years later..
There's so much absurdity here. I couldn't care less if someone hates the Dead or hates Phish. I love both. I also love a lot of other bands instead of listening to every single version of every song the same 2 bands play.
But some of the BS on here is ridiculous. Phish needs to "chill with the political and religious stuff" and they jam for 2 minutes and then start talking? Literally never heard that happen at a Phish show.
Phish drew 1,000 people in Dallas in 1995? Possibly. Doesn't matter either. But they also played Madison Square Garden and the Boston Garden before Jerry died, so to act like they were small potatoes until "gifted" a fanbase is stupid. That's the thing about fans of quasi-underground music. They act like the size of your fanbase doesn't matter until they need it to in order to prove that another and is better.
Phish absolutely has a debt to the Dead, but a much bigger one to the Stones, Zeppelin and Progressive Rock.
either way. i feel terrible for people who lived through the 70s and aren't familiar with the tiniest fraction of amazing psychedelic music being made around the world because they were lodged so hard up the Dead's butt. they're my favorite band, but this idea that the Dead on their worst night was better than anyone on their best? thats like some abused wife cult member shit. jerry would straight slap you for having so little respect for the thousands of amazing musicians out there getting weird and beautiful.
Subject: How honored how Trey must be.
This is a cool show. The recording is pretty damn good too.
Subject: Nice recording
Subject: First Show I Went Too
The Kingfish portion of the show was hot. When Bill G. called out who was in the band everyone was full of cheer. It was the Dead!!!
Crazy Fingers opener was unknown but it did not matter. We loved it right off the bat! It was a long night with 4 bands, and we all went home glowing as the Dead were back with new material..........
Subject: the Muse transcends debates
Check out JG's sparkling flurry at 2:42-44 in BIODTL. Just a couple of seconds, but emblematic of so much to these ears. Smack dab between '74 and the later 70s sound of this band. Uncle Sam is hiding out, folks. Big River and the US Blues rock AND roll it right out of the park. Weir and Donna blending so tastefully - gosh, musta been FRESH to hear this band going new places like this in 1975.
One from the Vault was recorded 2 months later(Aug 13), and of course released on compact disc in '91.
Subject: You Decide
Subject: O Peggy O
Subject: One small point about Phish...
As for that, there are very few shows that beat late-60s to late-70s Grateful Dead.
Subject: get a grip-
coming from a guy who was lucky enough to catch 80+ dead shows (late 80s and 90s) and 80+ phish shows (mostly 94-96, but still grab 2-3 shows annually) i cant understand this argument. I love both bands! i also love miles davis, bach, the beach boys and the supremes. there is a lot of music i dont like, but still understand that it is 'good music'- i am a 'dead head' at heart and i play them more than any other band- but i realize that just because i dont like something, it doesnt mean it 'sucks'-
Trey makes a very good point in the movie 'Bittersweet Motel' when someone compares him to Jerry- he says (paraphrase) he loved Jerry, but he isnt Jerry- isnt trying to be him. people, in general are always looking for a convenient comparison- it just isnt that simple.
crowd: yes, the phish crowd sucks- but as i recall, so did the GD crowd, at times. i remember selling the next night's Deer Creek tickets at the campground following a show due to disbelief and disgrace from that nights events (gate crashers and such)- i was done and walking away- the scene had collapsed and i wanted nothing to do with it. but there are also good souls at the phish shows- i can attest for that. and while the phish of today may not be what we were getting in the mid 90s, it is still so much better than 99% of the music that is out there today. if you dont like em- dont go see them, but stop all the rediculousness about 'they suck'. just my 3 cents....
"aint no time to hate"
Subject: live dead
Subject: Really fun show
With regards to who is better Jerry or Trey --WTF? Talk about missing the entire point of everything!
Subject: Roll Away!
Subject: The Feaster We Go, The Bloater We Get!
There are several transition Dead periods and this one created so much excitement and the promise of a thrilling adventure. I remember the summer BFA came out –it was everywhere and the blessed few who were able to score their very own personal copy of “Make Believe Ballroom – the 1975 Spot Check”, ( produced on the fabulous Amazing Korny Fone Record Label, [and who in turn made countless tapes of the vinyl decades before OFTV was released] ), played it till the groves wore out.
So the opportunity to capture as many of these moments is a gift or wondrous import and I am appropriately Grateful.
And so to Phishy Things.
Folks began whispering things to me about this Phish band around ’96. “Dude! You gotta check these cats out! You’ll love em! They’re just like the Dead!”. I’ll state here that Phish-heads embraced this praise the way most folks embrace raw sewage in their cereal bowl. More on that in a bit.
We finally went to see Phish at MSG 12-29-98 and 12-30-98. The bro I went with and I were stoked to finally see this band and I’d acquired several CD’s and we both felt prepared. We weren’t. The shows we saw were so jaw-droppingly good and the jams so fierce and epic and the discipline these guys have and the quality of both their skill and their feel were a revelation. And the shows were fun! These guys PLAY on stage. They goof around, ( like the Dead did frequently ).
Somewhere way back on Andy Gadiel’s old site there was a quote that goes a bit like this: “The Dead would take you gently by the hand and lead on a wondering journey through mountains and clear springs. Phish is like a locomotive barrelling down the track and you better keep up or get out of the way”. That’s not exactly spot on but it’s close.
I’ve spent many, many years playing the Dead’s music and getting inside Jerry’s head to learn how he did what he did. To do that I had to learn blues, bluegrass, jazz, and a bunch of other stuff – just to get started. Along the way I also developed an passionate love for the music of Frank Zappa. Right here and now – if you don’t like FZ – you will not like Phish.
I get what Phish does and it took a bit. Phish does in the space of 20 seconds what the Dead often took ten minutes to do. The Dead are nearly an intuitive taste. Phish is not quite that accessible.
The major quibbles I have with Phish are the same that I have with Umphrey’s, moe. and a few other notable jam bands. If I could say one thing to all these bands: Hire A Frigging Lyricist! You wanna know why most of these bands – talented, impeccably capable of monster jams and great shows – do not turn the corner into the majors? Few people really take the time to remember pseudo karmic bong hit hippie lyrics rife with arcane inside jokes or codes.
Not every band if blessed to have Robert Hunter or John Barlow for lyricists, ( there’s a rumour moe. has begun working with Hunter ). One reason the Dead ARE “The Dead” is because the SONGS are so wonderful. Ripple? Uncle Johns? Eyes? Attics? Sugar Mag? Weather Report: Suite? Jack Straw? Help-Slip-Frank? To name but a very few?
There are SONGS that the band developed played and developed into jam pieces AFTER they were first SONGS. I love Phish, I really do. Anyone who thinks Reba, Lizards, David Bowie, Mango Song, YEM are anything but epic works of rock music doesn’t get it. That said, my daughter, who loves Phish, maybe said it best: “Dad, ‘Divided Sky’ isn’t a song – it’s six words, repeated once, with a twenty-five minute jam. Great jam. But not a song”. She had me.
Phish arrived at a time a space where the folks who got them were much more into the jams than the actual song-worthiness of their songs. They have some very good songs. Song-wise, “Rift” in probably their strongest effort. Tom Marshall, ( the Phish LYRICIST ), is reported to have written most of the lyrics while going through a very painful divorce. The pain, the soul, the tension of the search for resolution, all come out in the strongest set of songs Phish has offered to date. My two cents – get him back in the game.
For me personally the biggest difference is the scene. Phish shows I’ve been to are NOT a kind scene. I was not made to feel welcome there and the open animosity for Dead Heads “invading” Phish shows was a bit of a shock. Very much an “Our Band – Get Lost!” attitude. THAT vibe does exist in stark and sad contrast to the warm and welcoming scene at Dead show I went to. We long considered it almost a duty to bring a newbie along for the ride – to share what was to us a spiritual journey of music and community. That sense of welcome and community could be embraced by the Phisher Polk and no harm would be done.
But for anyone to suggest that Phish doesn’t jam, they either don’t get it or need some schooling themselves.
Subject: Interesting comments
From the little Phish I have listened to, their influence from the Dead is obvious. Phish seems to be competent and fairly tight.
But I've heard far better lead guitar from unknowns on Halsted St. or clubs in Nashville that it's not even close.
Some cats get lucky like Phish has. Some with much more talent don't. That's life.
Back to this performance...
What a rare gem; the "hiatus" Dead in transforming their sound and approach -- again. Each of these 75 performances is worth having.
Subject: Holy Mole of Smoked Oyster Bienvenidos
Subject: Exeptional Audience
Subject: Jaws was out, too
audio 5 one of the best aud ive heard
Go listen to 12-31-93 Stash and tell me Trey lacks harmonic knowledge. Dude builds tension like a mofo.
No one can or should compare the
"God of Jam band guitars" - Jerry Garcia
to any of his many influenced protege
including John K, Warren H, Jimmy H, many more and Tre which his first show was Hartford 10-14-83, and all of which partied, jammed and hung out many times in GD show parking lots while the real man "Jerry" was entertaining them that night.
Subject: Phish and GD
To me, their array of compositions is quite intricate and seemingly complex. Some of it has been made into classical music, and sounds great both ways. (specifically the song guyute)... Their flaw is Trey's ego imo. Sometimes he plays too many notes and doesn't allow page and mike the room to breathe. And when the bass and keys are out front, the music is supreme.
While Jerry is also out front all the time, it is never ego driven. Jerry & GD's music is all SOUL. be it in a long jam or 5 minute round & round. Phish has soul, but it is not as pronounced in their music, and I feel it truly comes out during the soft, spacey ambient moments, slave to the traffic light for example...
Subject: WTF on Phish
As a degreed professional musician, I'd have to opine, as politely as I can, that Trey Anastasio is quite possibly the most overrated guitarist I've heard in rock music, period. And it simply isn't his pedestrian choice of notes and his total lack of advanced harmony - something Garcia had a grasp of and was a student of - it's that Anastasio's tone is over-processed, lightweight, and lacking in any definition whatsoever. He has no voice of his own - he just tries to imitate other players.
Subject: 06.17.75 Aud
Subject: Franklin's Tower
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Subject: Very nice Blues
Subject: Awesome Aud!!!!!!!!!
Subject: i hate haters!
Subject: Relax, folks...
Now...on to more important matters. The highlights have been mentioned already...nice Crazy Fingers and a sweet, slow Peggy-O. Rest of the show is a 3.5 for this band, 5 stars for any other band.
Bobby somehow forgets several lyrics to Me & My Uncle (the song is 3 minutes long!), which knocks this version out of my top 150 (out of the 605 times they performed it). Some nice, spacey jamming during the "palindrome" jam. Lots of coughing before "Help on the Way." Otherwise pretty standard fare.
Subject: The band Fish
Subject: the dead legend
Subject: This show, not the Dead in general and not phucking phish
The music: highly well-played. Not an impressive set list for 1975, otherwise a great show.
The argument: A plague on both your houses. "Go somewhere else & continue your cream puff war!" Phuck off, the lot of you.
Subject: Dead v. phish
Subject: Still relevant after 35 years....
I can't stop listening... since my first show in '73
The music is timeless.....
I agree with permagrin several posts down that this is worth a listen for the Peggy-O alone but there are other gems here too. Help on the way > slipknot! and I'm not through listening yet....
You can pick any show here at random and find gems through out... amazing!
I miss Jerry.
Subject: One difference between the Dead and Phish
I never liked the political and religious ranting of Phish either. I went to a Phish concert in Portland, OR around 1993. They'd jam for a about 2 minutes before stopping and launching into some monologue. I finally got so frustrated, I walked out. Great music and musicians. Just play music and shut up.
Subject: Not bad
Subject: pretty dank show
Subject: Oh Boy....
Subject: phish comments
Subject: Please Shut Up !!
Subject: Quintessential Show
Too bad some people can't see how despite Phish being a completely different band from the Dead that they constantly borrowed common covers, treaded on similar psychedelic musical territory, and have a fan base of over-privileged white people.
To hate on the Dead is to hate on Phish.
Phil's first tour back from surgery was Page & Trey. These guys are obviously talented. Phil chose to play with them because of that. So why if Phish and Dead family peacefully have been interacting for 15 or so years must people skwable over who is better or not?
It's like trying to create a rift where one doesn't really exist.
If Bob Weir's vocals suck than Trey's vocals sound like a failed Raffi backup singer.
Just enjoy the music for what its worth. In my neck of the woods, Phish tickets instantly sell out and cost three times face value. It's not worth it to me to hype on a band that hard when I can see Furthur for face or less in smaller venues. Give props to Phish still being a full unit as they started but more props for Phil & Bob who have sacrificed so much to keep touring. Will Trey or Mike still be touring at 70????
This show sucked bob weir sucks and cant sing
Subject: Bertrando? Sounds like you are inside Winterland.
The Phish argument is cracking me up....Here is a quote from a friend of mine, "When you go to a Phish show, the band changes chords and the crowd goes nuts!" So true...
Subject: I had the time of my life
The light show was incredible. There was so much Window Pane there. Ahhh, I'll never forget the Bob Fried Memorial Boogie. Kieth & Donna, Diga Rhythm Band, Kingfish, Jerry Garcia & Friends. What I will forget is the performance by The Mirrors who opened the show. Tried to sound like Stoneground in feathered leather halter tops and platform shoes. The ladies were friends with Grace Slick, I hear, and she asked Bill G to help them out.
Again, best light show and one of the best Dead shows ever. But you had to be there to understand.
Subject: to scurrying squirrel: BS? I think NOT.....
I gave Phish a chance in the mid-90s, attending 2 shows and listening to a handful of tapes. First of all, in my mid-30s at the time, I felt positively OLD at the shows. Secondly, I admire the Phish kids as musicians, 'cause they're quite talented; heck, they're free to stop by my house if they ever want to learn something about jamming: guitar, fiddle, banjo, bass, drums, keys, I'll play any & all.....bring those Phish youngsters ON.....
I WANTED to like them, but I couldn't and NEVER WILL; some of the jams I've heard are excruciating in their length & execution. Let's face it: they simply DON'T have the SONGS. Who in the heck wants to listen to a jammed-out POORLY-constructed song with a ho-hum melody? I sure as heck don't......
Virtually any of the WORST of the Dead STEAMROLLS the BEST of Phish. Period. This is not simply my opinion.....that's just The Way It Is. It's all about the quality of playing, melody and SONG.
Trey (that is the guy's name, right?) can't hold a candle to Weir as a guitar player/performer, let alone GARCIA. Good Lord, who in their right mind would even THINK such nonsense?!? Again, I say this with all due respect to the little boys in Phish. They have always aspired to follow in the footsteps of the BIG boys......I admire them for that.....
This show may not be the hottest or longest the Dead ever played, but "scurrying squirrel" needs to BURN his or her Phish tape collection and start listening to the Dead on a daily basis.....there's still hope for him or her yet.....
By the way: this tape gets the least airplay around my house of any of the 1975 shows, but it's still a strong, engaging performance. Turn your attention to the "Blues For Allah" suite from Mar23....!!
Good show, excellent AUD....3 stars.....
Subject: crazy fingers
Subject: Phish songs
As for fans, I know SOME Deadheads were somewhat annoying, but Phish fans have taken that to whole new level. Most are from well to do families and are out space changing at Haight street. The rating (the lowest) is for Phish, not this show.
Subject: chill out peeps
Now, re Phish, you bashers need to chill. Phish and GD are diffeerent bands, different music and a different yet similar scene. Yes, the Phish scene is a bit full of trustafarians and posers but there are very many headz that are in it for the right reasons. DO NOT knock the musicianship of Phish. These guys are trained musicians with many years of experience under their belts. They jam hard and well. IMO they are better than GD in aspects but fall short in others. Phish is standing the test of time and have been around for over 20 years and will likely be around for many more. Just as one mentioned earlier, you can't take Junta (or GD's 1975 tour) and generalize that as the end all be all of Phish (or GD). That is absurd. All of us headz know that you cannot generalize from a studio album or even from an era. Yes late 90's Phish was nearly as phantastic as it gets but the 2009 run was a renaissance and many phisheads know it. Of course there are the critics who need to bash others to feel their worth but I was on the 2009 tour for 12 shows and was thoroughly impressed as were the thousands of others that were just happy to be gettin down again. In conclusion, just enjoy the damn music and don't bash other bands simply beacuse some moron thought that the show was too short and thus beneath his favorite band.
Thanks to all of the Taperz out there that made this site possible! I came up too late to catch GD live (have seen the Dead, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, DSO etc but never a true GD show) and this site has made it possible for me to experience true GD. Love the comments, they can give you the feel for the show when you have those that were at the show to give you details about them...love it...
Subject: these are the best fans!!!
Poor Phish, I am sure they would jackslap squirrelboy if they saw his remark and were in the same room as him. haha
Subject: Dumb phish heads
love the show
Subject: the quality for 75 is unspoken
vocals bounce around with high end guitar
Subject: Excellent concert...
and BTW, go phishfuck yerselves...
Subject: ...stop fussin'
Anyway, where are the vox on blues for allah...I miss them here...but overall, a great historical document
Subject: Phish tools
Pick-ups a little for the HOTW->Slipknot!-FT sequence. Has a nice Blues For Allah.
I'm no Dead basher - just choose another night.
Thanks to the tapers & those who post the shows - regardless of my rating - it's a blessing to have these.
Subject: phish phreak
Subject: What a dip
Now for the real Deadheads out there...THIS SHOW IS GREAT! The sound is a little off but fairly good for an AUD from that era. Crazy Fingers is b-e-a-utiful and this the Help>Slip>Franklin's is amazing. Don't miss out on this rare gem!
Subject: Bob Fried Memorial Boogie:
Subject: Where am I?
An instant 5 to squash the squirrel's floor- thrashing petulance.
Love the instrumental HOTW into Slipknot!
Subject: First time out of the box for Help and Franklin
Crisp, clean recording.
Jerry & co. were rocking
Subject: The Bys do it AGAIN!
This show has several of my favorite songs [Crazy Fingers, Deal, Big River, Peggy-O, H>S>F and Blues For Allah] and they are all good renditions. It's '75 so they're kinda laid back and mellow for this show but they still crank out some super jazzy jams even if they're not the long spacey kind some prefer.
I think I'll be adding several songs from this show to my favorite versions list.
The show is enjoyable and the recording is beautiful and clear. Thanks to whoever managed to capture this and shared it with us!
Subject: Near Perfection
(I only wish I had recorded a few tracks with them myself)
peace to all of you
Subject: Peggy O
Thanks for letting me know about it.
Subject: What a treat.
Subject: Bob Fried Memorial Boogie
Menke and Falanga each pulled this as well from much further up front and it sounds it. Neither circulates ;-) The Menke sounds less 'Winterland-Esque' It is somewhat compressed being those mikes upfront with higher levels... Robs sounds more like what it must have been like to be in Winterland's big box... Vocals are a little bit further back.... They might make a great matrix LOL... I like Rob's a lot for that. Hearing Winterland sometimes is like an affirmation then at other times a nuisance you choose
The eq on this is raised a bit on the high end.. It could be the 152 eq settings for high bias still at 120us and bob playing back at 120us rather than at 70us or what Rob did. I would be interested to know... It does seam Dolby decoded I think...
Both are great.... Look for Bob's some time in the future...
It is a killer show and for me 75 is so important in the bands history and sound.. There is an excitement in the music with new direction that I think recharged them... I am a real big fan of 75 :-)
Thanks Rob for the share!
Subject: Its all Jerry
Subject: an all time favorite
Subject: one from the vault = 8/13/75
Subject: One from the Vault
Subject: The Bob Fried Memorial Boogie
Words do this no justice. Allow the music to tell you what you need to know.
Subject: Pretty Peggy-O
This benefit for poster artist Bob Fried is an excellent example of the bands style and new sound. If nothing else at least check out the special version of Peggy-O from this excellent audience recording. It is like no other recorded version. Jerry takes his time and really adds alot of pathos to the words and pulls out a beautiful and stirring guitar solo.
Other highlights are a wordless Help On The Way, a marvelous Crazy Fingers and an extra spacey Blues For Allah. A great show from a great and under-rated year.
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